Welcome La Mesa Dale Library Lions!  

Where we have a ROARING good time reading BOOKS!     

Meet the Library Media Tech

Introduction:  I grew up in a library – really! While I was in middle school, my mother went to school to get her master’s degree in library science. I would go with her when she worked at various libraries. Libraries have always been a part of my life. I come from a family of readers. My mother bought books for me at school, but complained that I had completely read them before we finished the drive — so we started going to the library even more. Even today I usually have at least 10 books checked out at a time. 

Education:  I have a bachelor’s degree in Theater from Wells College in Aurora, NY. I also spent a year as a visiting student at Cornell University. After college, I spent a year working in theater in New York City. After that, I started working as a newspaper reporter and I’ve been doing that for 30 years. I still freelance for newspapers. 

Hobbies:  I love writing for kids. I have been published in several national magazines and have an agent shopping my books. I teach “Writing for Children” at University of San Diego. I am also the assistant regional advisor for the San Diego chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I also love spending time with my husband (a set designer and playwright) and my three kids.

Library Hours: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Library and Learning Resources Technician, Patricia Buckley 
(619) 668-5740

To use our library catalog of over 15,000 titles, click on the link below. 

Why You’ll Love La Mesa Dale!

  • Exemplary & Highly Experienced Staff Dedicated to Educating & Nurturing All Students
  • Purposeful & Rigorous Academics
  • Credentialed Reading Specialist Serving Students in Need of Extra Reading Support
  • Caring & Connected Community with a Vibrant and Active PTA
  • World Of Work - Providing Self and Career Exploration for Students
  • Thriving Garden & Garden Educator with Regular Hands-On Science Lessons for Every Class
  • Long-Standing Community Partnerships with SDSU, San Diego Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club Brady Family Clubhouse, City Hope, Sage Garden Project, and Many More
  • Regular Social-Emotional Education in Every Classroom
  • School Social Worker Dedicated to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of All Students & Families
  • 6 am - 6 pm Childcare Available on Campus through LMSV’s ESS Program

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